Monday Morning Roundup

I pay attention, so that you don’t have to.

Tornado kills at least 89, leaves ‘total devastation’ in Missouri town
Los Angeles Times
A powerful tornado slammed into Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, killing at least 89 people as it ripped the top off a hospital, sheared parts of the roof off a high school and turned homes and major retail stores into heaps of rubble.
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Harold Camping ‘flabbergasted’; rapture a no-show
San Francisco Chronicle
“I’m looking for answers,” Camping said, adding that meant frequent prayer and consultations with friends…”But now I have nothing else to say,” he said, closing the door to his home. “I’ll be back to work Monday and will say more then.”
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Obama Channels W. Except on Israel and Palestinians
Michael Barone,
He continued to press his demand, made by no previous president, that Israel stop all “settlements,” even in Jerusalem. Of course, he failed to note that that demand derailed any possible negotiations, since no Israeli leader will ever agree and since, once Obama made it, Palestinian leaders had to insist on it, too.
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Obamacare repeal means waivers for everybody
Grace-Marie Turner, The Washington Examiner
There are now 1,372 companies, labor unions and states that have applied for and been granted waivers from an early provision of the law that says health policies must provide at least $750,000 a year in insurance protection.
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Pawlenty: Real change is about telling hard truths
USA Today
As a candidate for president, it would be easy for me to just tell the American people we can solve our debt crisis and fix our economy without making any tough choices. But we have now seen where that type of leadership gets us.
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Mark Hayward:  Why getting to the start is 50% of done
Whether it’s blogging, social media, or even losing weight, I think that’s where most of us struggle…just getting to the start. If you don’t get to the start nothing is going to change.

“One hour per day of study will put you at the top of your field within three years. Within five years you’ll be a national authority. In seven years, you can be one of the best people in the world at what you do.”
Earl Nightingale1921-1989, Author and Speaker

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